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This podcast tracks the audio archives of Artspeak Radio, a program about the thriving visual arts and literary community in the Kansas City area. Hosts Maria Vasquez Boyd and Blair Schulman interview local artists, writers, and performers and let you know what’s going on with an arts events calendar.
 
This podcast tracks the audio archives for the “Heartland Labor Forum” radio show. The Heartland Labor Forum is Kansas City’s only program about the workplace. It’s radio that talks back to the boss! Whether you’re a union member or your workplace isn’t organized, Heartland Labor Forum (HLF) has stories for you, guaranteed to inspire, educate, or enrage you.
 
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The updated Disney+ adaptation of the classic children’s novel “Black Beauty” takes many liberties with the original plot. Kate Winslet provides Beauty’s voice and Mackenzie Foy is the girl who loves her. While this version of “Black Beauty” is uninspired and the filmmaking is sometimes clumsy, it’s still a harmless, winsome distraction for kids. […
 
Host Brent Ragsdale speaks with Dr. Ye Tao, Faculty and Principle Investigator from the Rowland Institute at Harvard about a solution to the climate change crisis – MEER:ReflEction, a grand, versatile, and comprehensive engineering project rooted in the ecological functioning and resource availabilities of our planet. It addresses the urgency of cl…
 
On November 23rd, we will hear from Bev Livingston, founder of Mothers of Incarcerated Sons and Daughters (MISD). A decade ago, Bev Livingston’s son was arrested and incarcerated. Through the process, she learned just how large and overwhelming the criminal justice system could be for the defendant, and also for their families. She formed […] The p…
 
Gary Oldman stars in David Fincher’s outstanding showbiz drama, “Mank.” Filmed in glorious black-and-white, “Mank” showcases the difficulties that infamous alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz experienced while writing Orson Welles’ classic, “Citizen Kane.” It’s a shrewd, top-notch Hollywood biopic that crackles with great dialogue. “Mank” i…
 
Kate Winslet (“Blackbird”) and Saoirse Ronan (“Little Women”) star in “Ammonite,” a tale of forbidden romance set in 1800s England. Winslet portrays palaeontologist Mary Anning and Ronan is geologist Charlotte Murchinson in this speculative bit of historical fiction from director Francis Lee (“God’s Own Country”). The post Take Two: “Ammonite” (R) …
 
While labor is celebrating Joe Biden’s win, the election results in Kansas and Missouri are a disaster for the working class. This week on the Heartland Labor Forum, we’ll do some analysis of the results in our two states and then ask what role unions played in the national vote and how some unions boosted […] The post Election Results & How Did th…
 
Greetings Tenth Voice listeners. It is the the 3rd Saturday of the month so it is time for Show People with your host Michael Grayman-Parkhurst. Show People celebrates LGBTQ+ members and our allies of the performing arts community by lifting up their voices and discussing issues facing members of the community. Show People features […] The post The…
 
It is the intention of Jaws of Justice Radio to investigate how to achieve justice in America. We want to put a human face on those caught in the grasp of injustice and those that are part of an unjust system. We will hear from Larry Simms, a visually impaired inmate at Western Correctional Center […] The post The Voice of an Inmate, Larry Simms, a…
 
Host Jon Hokenson speaks with Jacob Carter, a research scientist for the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). In this role, Dr. Carter investigates how science is used in the policy-making process, focusing on issues of scientific integrity across the federal government. Prior to joining UCS, Dr. Carter worke…
 
Almost a decade ago, Democracy Now!’s Juan Gonzalez published his path breaking book, Harvest of Empire. This week on the Heartland Labor Forum, we’ll update it on how US imperialism continues to uproot people, forcing migration and how that has impacted the Latino vote. Then, we’ll talk with activist, poet, model and musician, Eleanor Goldfield, […
 
“Freaky Friday” meets “Friday the 13th” in the bloody R-rated horror comedy, “Freaky.” Vince Vaughn plays a deranged serial killer who supernaturally switches bodies with a mousey teenager. While “Freaky” doesn’t quite live up to its wacky promise, Vaughn milks his dual role for all its comic worth. Mel Gibson plays Santa Claus…you heard […] The po…
 
Greetings Tenth Voice listeners. It is the 2nd Saturday and time again for Rainbow Spirit with your host MG Salazar (They, Them) This week Maite welcomes La Resistencia Poetry Group – Lucky Garcia, alex Martinez, Miguel Morales, (maybe) Jessica Ayala. La Resistencia is a collective of LGBTQ creatives of color in the Kansas City […] The post The Ten…
 
ARTSPEAK RADIO Wednesday, November 11, 2020, noon – 1pm CST, 90.1fm KKFI Kansas City Community Radio, streaming live www.kkfi.org Producer/host Maria Vasquez Boyd and Guest Co-Host Eboni Fondren present, All Things Molly!! – an audio love letter to Molly Hammer. This special program highlights Kansas City’s magnificent songstress, Molly Hammer, who…
 
Host Teresa Wilke speaks with Michael P. Whalen, Kansas Appellate Attorney. His record is impressive. He has been involved with over 30 criminal jury trials with over 480 briefs written and over 400 appellate case decisions. Mr. Whalen has appeared before the Kansas Supreme Court 20 times with 14 of those cases resulting in a […] The post Criminal …
 
Host Teresa Wilke speaks with Bob Jurgens, the Bureau Director of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment Bureau of Environmental Remediation, and John Jurgensmeyer, Environmental Remediation Program Director with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. They will each us tell us how contamination is addressed under state statutes and …
 
Kevin Costner and Diane Lane play a retired couple who attempt to rescue their grandson from a rural North Dakota family in the harrowing drama “Let Him Go,” based on a novel by Larry Watson. Leslie Manville memorably chews the scenery as the cultish family’s domineering matriarch. Violent and a bit lurid, “Let Him Go” […] The post Freeze Frame: “L…
 
As companies downsize in a bad economy, workers on temporary furloughs are being fired. This week on the Heartland Labor Forum, we talk to Jim Kolve, coordinator of the Missouri AFL-CIO Dislocated Worker Program about options for new employment. Then – maybe we should just all work less. We’ll hear how from Alex Soojung Kim […] The post Options for…
 
Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 12noon- 1pm CST, 90.1fm KKFI Kansas City Community Radio, streaming live www.kkfi.org Producer/host Maria Vasquez Boyd welcomes, author/artist Jim Ramirez, poet/writer A. Summer Javadi, Shannon Thompson, Story Center Manager, author/radio host Dr. Gene Chavez. DR. GENE CHAVEZ-Nuestra Herencia host/producer and book auth…
 
Join us at 1pm this Saturday the 7th for the Middle Way hosted by Inoru Wade: This week Inoru will give an internationally focused take on the Pope’s documentary in which he states Queer people should have civil unions and the ability to start and raise a family. Plus, you asked, and we will deliver: […] The post The Tenth Voice • November 7th, 202…
 
Hello everyone! We will be interviewing Sharon Liese and several others responsible for the production of “Transhood,” a 5-year documentary film shot here in Kansas City. Join us for a great discussion about this groundbreaking documentary premiering on HBO and HBOMax on November 12th, 2020 The post The Tenth Voice • October 31, 2020 appeared first…
 
Ty Gorman started in May as the Sierra Club Campaign Representative with the Beyond Coal Campaign in Kansas. Ty grew up in East Tennessee fighting coal plants in the mountains near his home and has worked on climate change mitigation and adaptation projects for the last 15 years. He first volunteered with the Sierra Club […] The post Richard Mabion…
 
Let’s talk about it! Guests on Jaws of Justice will be Ryan Sorrell, co-founder of Black Rainbow, an organization dedicated to the liberation of all oppressed peoples, and Q and Patrick of the MillerDream LLC. Black Rainbow grew from when George Floyd was killed by police, on camera, during an arrest in 5/20. Black Rainbow […] The post Black life M…
 
Wine and aspirin sales are skyrocketing for parents. What’s to blame? This week on the Heartland Labor Forum, we’ll sing the “Virtual School Blues”. Then, what? A political party based on worker rights and fair wages for all? We’ll talk to Mark Dudzic, who was a major leader of the Labor Party that almost was. […] The post School’s Back, or Is It? …
 
If you took a typical Hallmark Channel Christmas romantic comedy and added in plenty foul language and crude sexual banter, you might come up with something like the off-putting Netflix offering, “Holidate.” Emma Roberts and Luke Bracey star in the story of two singles who decide to use one another as a non-intimate date on […] The post Freeze Fram…
 
“Radium Girls” is a very well meaning period drama, but it takes a rather bland approach to a topic that should have been riveting. Actress Joey King (“The Kissing Booth”) leads a likable cast in this tale about the young women who brought suit against their employer in the 1920s when they were exposed to […] The post Take Two: “Radium Girls” (Not …
 
Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 12noon – 1pm CST, 90.1fm KKFI Kansas City Community Radio, streaming live www.kkfi.org Producer-host Maria Vasquez Boyd welcomes Kim Cotton-Martin Artistic Director KC Rep, Yetunde Felix-Ukwu Artistic Associate KC Reperotry, and Becky Ray author of Kansas City Hauntings History and Mystery of the Paris of the Plains. KI…
 
Imagine having front row seats to dramatic performances, watching bigger than life personalities and the rendering of decisions that change lives forever. After 30 years of listening, Connie Solomon will now be the one doing the talking. The Court Reporter speaks! We hope you can join us. Calendar for the week of October 26th: In […] The post The C…
 
Hello everyone! We’re kicking off the show with the transgender news of the month as usual, then we’re going to speak with Larry Altman, formerly the lead compliance attorney for the Kansas City Missouri school district, and a strong ally to the LGBTQIA community. We will then continue our series of transgender film discussion, this […] The post Th…
 
“Rebecca,” a Netflix remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic suspense drama is a handsomely produced but uninspired adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s novel. Armie Hammer and Lily James star in this dark gothic romance that checks all of the appropriate boxes but can’t match the 1940 Best Picture Oscar winner, which can be seen for free […] The post Fr…
 
Oscar winning filmmaker Aaron Sorkin (“The Social Network”) turns his attention to a notorious legal case. The cast of “The Trial of the Chicago 7” includes Sacha Baron Cohen (“Borat”) as Abby Hoffman, Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”) as Tom Hayden, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (“Watchmen”) as Bobby Seale and Mark Rylance (“Bridge of Spies”) [……
 
It’s all politics. First we’ve got some candidates for the Kansas legislature who are in hot races. We’ll ask them questions important to the working class. We’ll hear from Sen. Tom Holland, Rep. Willie Dove, Sen Anthony Hensley, Rep. Stan Frownfelter, Candidates Linda Featherston and Rashard Young. Then why are Missouri voters being asked to […] T…
 
Marty Kraft, local biochar enthusiast, works with Tracy Garden, a no-till community garden that showcases biochar and carbon smart gardening. Host Brent Ragsdale will speak with Marty about the assets of biochar. http://tracygarden.org/ Biochar is produced when plant matter, manure, or other organic material is heated in a zero- or low-oxygen envir…
 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 12noon – 1pm CST, 90.1fm KKFI Kansas City Community Radio, streaming live www.kkfi.org Producer/host Maria Vasquez Boyd enters the 2nd week of the 2020 Fall Pledge Drive by asking for your support for the station at 888-931-0901 or pledge online www.kkfi.org Maria welcomes Marissa Starke Executive Director Kansas City A…
 
Host Pat Bartholome will speak with Annie Struby, Blueprint for Safety Coordinator, Rose Brooks Center. In Kansas City, the Rose Brooks Center is a crown jewel of service to those who need help because of domestic violence. The goal of KC Blueprint is to reduce incidence of violence and trauma affecting youth and families and […] The post Annie Str…
 
Oscar-winning filmmaker Aaron Sorkin offers one of the year’s finest movies, “The Trial of the Chicago 7.” This surprisingly timely drama covers the infamous case in which peace activists were tried for allegedly inciting riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. Sasha Baron Coen, Eddie Redmayne and Mark Rylance are part of a great cast […]…
 
What’s the world going to look like after the pandemic? This week on the Heartland Labor Forum, we’ll have a roundtable panel discussion with economists, labor and business leaders and we’ll imagine a post-COVID future. And, KKFI is having it’s fall pledge drive. Please make a donation to show your support for labor radio. Call […] The post Imagini…
 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 12noon – 1pm CST, 90.1fm KKFI Kansas City Community Radio, streaming live www.kkfi.org Producer/host Maria Vasquez Boyd with special guest Under The Radar’s producer/host John Todd- The Radio God joins Maria for the KKFI Fall Drive. Special guest include Jose Martinez and Du Ron Nutsell. ARTSPEAK RADIO is entering its’ …
 
Greetings Tenth Voice listeners. We are so excited to announce that over the next several weeks we will be introducing new hosts and new voices to the Tenth Voice family. This week we are proud to announce the debut of Show People with your host Michael Grayman-Parkhurst. Michael has been one of the “Show People” […] The post The Tenth Voice • Octo…
 
It’s the first Monday of our Pledge Drive! Here is your chance to show your appreciation to the volunteers who bring you Jaws of Justice each week. Host Keith Brown El will talk with Cliff Middleton about justice, truth and his father, Ken Middleton. In February 1990, Ken Middleton and his wife, Kathy were the […] The post Was Ken Middleton Wrongfu…
 
Bill Murray re-teams with “Lost in Translation” filmmaker Sophia Coppola for the disarming comedy, “On the Rocks.” Rashida Jones plays a woman who fears her husband, played by Marlon Wayans, may be cheating on her. Her pushy ne’er do well father, played by Murray, manipulates her into spying on her spouse. There’s a lot more […] The post Freeze Fra…
 
British actress Sally Hawkins (“The Shape of Water”) plays a woman suffering from schizophrenia in the offbeat comic drama, “Eternal Beauty.” The cast also includes David Thewlis (“I’m Thinking of Ending Things”) and Penelope Wilton (“Downton Abbey”). It was written and directed by actor Craig Roberts (“The Current War”). The post Take Two: “Eterna…
 
This week on the Heartland Labor Forum, we’ll hear from candidates in seven races for the Missouri General Assembly. We’ll ask them how they stand on key issues for working people like minimum wage, unemployment, health care, gerrymandering, union rights, education, and Black Lives Matter. We won’t endorse, but we will inform. Tune in Thursday […] …
 
Greetings Tenth Voice listeners. We are so excited to announce that over the next several weeks we will be introducing new hosts and new voices to the Tenth Voice family. This week we are proud to announce the debut show of Rainbow Spirit with your host MG Salazar (They, Them) MG has long been […] The post The Tenth Voice • October 10th, 2020 appea…
 
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